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Shell Alvania Greases EP

General purpose extreme-pressure industrial


grease
THICKENER

LITHIUM

NLGI

00, 0, 1, 2
&3

TEMP
RANGE

BASE OIL
VISCOSITY

-20C

40C

100C

to

180

15.2

+120C

cSt

cSt

EP

WATER
RESISTANCE



Shell Alvania Greases EP offer the excellent performance expected of the


world's leading brand of grease.
They are high performance extreme pressure multipurpose greases based on
a blend of high viscosity index mineral oils and a lithium hydroxystreate soap
thickener and contain lead-free extreme-pressure and other proven
performance additives.
Shell Alvania Greases EP are designed for the grease lubrication of rolling
element and plain bearings such as those found in the steel, paper, mining,
quarrying and construction industries.
Applications
Shell Alvania Greases EP 0 & 00 are
specifically designed for:


Steel mill lubrication where a softer grease


is necessary for specialised dispensing
systems.

Heavy duty plain and rolling element


bearings operating under severe
conditions including shock loading in wet
environments

For gearbox applications where semi-fluid


greases are required Shell recommends
Alvania GL 00

Shell Alvania Grease EP 2 & 3


are designed for:


Heavy duty bearings and general industrial


lubrication

Heavy duty plain and rolling element


bearings operating under severe
conditions including shock loading in wet
environments

Operation over the temperature range 20C to 100C for bearings operating at
75% of the maximum rated speed (Can
withstand up to 120C intermittently)

Shell Alvania Grease EP1 is designed for:

Performance Features

Heavy duty bearings served by centralised


dispensing equipment

Extreme-pressure gear grease for


applications at normal ambient
temperature

Outstanding load carrying capacity


Shell Alvania Greases EP contain special
extreme-pressure additives which enable
them to withstand heavy and shock loads
without failure of the lubricant film.

Heavy duty plain and rolling element


bearings operating under severe
conditions including shock loading in wet
environments

Low temperature greasing applications

Superior mechanical stability


Exceptional resistance to extended
mechanical working. This is particularly
important in vibrating environments where
poor mechanical stability can lead to
grease softening with subsequent loss of
lubrication performance and leakage.

corrosion, even when the grease is


contaminated with water.

Excellent resistance to water wash-out


Shell Alvania Greases EP have been
formulated to offer superior levels of
resistance to water wash-out.

Performance Specifications
Meets requirements of major bearing and
component manufacturers

Bearing protection
Shell Alvania Greases EP have been
designed to help industrial users extend
the life of their bearings Standard ASTM
and FAG FE9 bearing life tests have been
used to demonstrate excellent life-times
under representative temperature
conditions.

Re-greasing Intervals
For bearings operating near their maximum
recommended temperatures, re-greasing
intervals should be reviewed

Health & Safety

Oxidation stability
Specially selected base oil components
have excellent oxidation resistance. Their
consistency will not alter in storage and
they withstand high operating temps
without hardening or forming bearing
deposits

Shell Alvania Greases EP are unlikely to


present any significant health or safety hazard
when properly used in the recommended
application, and good standards of industrial
and personal hygiene are maintained.
For further guidance on Product Health &
Safety refer to the appropriate Shell Product
Safety Data Sheet.

Excellent corrosion protection


Shell Alvania Greases EP have a strong
affinity with metal and have the ability to
protect bearing surfaces against

Typical Physical Characteristics


Shell Alvania Grease EP
00

NLGI Consistency

Lithium Hydroxystearate

Soap Type
Base Oil

Mineral

Mineral

Mineral

Mineral

Mineral

Cone Penetration
Worked @ 25C 0.1mm
(IP 50/ASTM-D217)

400-430

355-385

310-340

265-295

220-250

180
15.2

180
15.2

180
15.2

180
15.2

180
15.2

180

180

180

250

250

250

Kinematic Viscosity
@
40C cSt
100C cSt
(IP 71/ASTM-D445)
Dropping Point (C) IP 132

4 Ball EP Test (kg) IP 239


Copper Corrosion

rating

1b

1b

1b

1b

1b

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

1/1

24h at 100C (ASTM D 4048)


Emcor Rust

rating

Distilled Water (DW) (IP 220)


These characteristics are typical of current production. Whilst future production will conform to Shell's
specification, variations in these characteristics may occur.

TDS TM-GPM

October 2007